Meadville Tribune

November 21, 2012

Robert (Spider) G. Zaccari Sr.

Meadville Tribune

FRANKLIN — Robert (Spider) G. Zaccari Sr., 83, formerly of New Street, Franklin, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Sugarcreek Station.

Born Jan. 27, 1929, in Butler, Robert was a son of the late Michael and Maria Tartaglio Zaccari. He was married to Rose Marie Cavalero, who survives.

Robert proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era.

Robert worked for Armco Steel and after retirement he learned the shoe repair trade from his brothers who operated Z & R Shoe Repair in Butler. He was employed at Polk Center for 30 years, for 20 years as an orthopedic shoe repair man and for 10 years as a resident service aide. He also had his own shoe repair shop for many years.

He enjoyed riding his bike with his wife and walking around town holding his wife’s hand.

In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by sons, Robert G. Zaccari Jr. of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Anthony Zaccari and his wife, Debbie, of Franklin; and his daughter Teresa L. Stiller and her husband, Robert, of Meadville. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Angela Rankin and her husband, Jeremy, of Franklin, Alicia and Ashley Zaccari of Franklin, attending Clarion University, Joseph Stiller and his wife, Michele, of Cheswick, Jonathan Stiller of Pittsburgh, and Jennilyn Stiller of Meadville, attending Slippery Rock University; and his great-grandchildren; Natalie Rankin, Neveah Rankin and Lincoln Stiller.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Julius Zaccari, Leo Zaccari and Ernie Zaccari; and his sisters, Antonietta Rapone, Nava Barry and Dora Sopel.

Visitation and funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Pennsylvania Division Inc., PO Box 896, Hershey, Pa. 17033-0896.

Arrangements are under the direction of Robert W. Gardinier Funeral Home Inc., 1315 Chestnut St., Franklin. To send online condolences, flowers, cards, or for further information, family and friends are invited to visit